‘The Spy Who Didn’t Love Me’: Defector Claims Russian Spy Chiefs Ordered Anna Chapman To Seduce Edward Snowden
Mark Duell, writing in the December 7, 2014 edition of London’s TheDailyMailOnline, says that “former [Russian] intelligence agent Anna Chapman was told by Russian spy chiefs to seduce Edward Snowden.” “Ex-KGB agent Boris Karpichkov alleged that a plan was launched for Ms. Chapman, 32, to keep U.S. whistleblower [fugitive] Edward Snowden in Moscow — so the Russians could continue to question him,” Mr. Duell wrote. “The two were said to have met just once; but, Chapman proposed [marriage] in a July 2013 tweet,” according to the DailyMail. Chapman, the daughter of a KGB agent, was arrested in 2010 in New York City, along with nine others, accused of working for a Russian spy ring, for Moscow’s external intelligence agency.
Had Snowden accepted, Mr. Karpichkov told journalist Nigel Nelson for the Sunday People: “If Snowden had accepted, he would have a right to Russian citizenship. That would lock him in Russia. As a citizen, he’ need permission to leave.”
TheDailyMail notes that Mr. Karpichkov fled to Britain after 15 years as a KGB agent; but, is still in contact with sources in Moscow. Mr. Snowden reportedly “became concerned about what the consequences would be — of being attached to Chapman. Former Conservative Minister of Parliament, Rupert Allison, better known as spy writer Nigel West, said that Chapman was ‘sophisticated enough to live with the American.’ Mr. Allison told Sunday People: “There aren’t many of those in the FSB (formerly the KGB); she would be prepared to use her obvious gifts,” he added.
“In a September 2013 interview, Chapman refused to answer questions about the proposal in a bizarre, five-minute interview with NBC; and, walked out after being asked about the tweet,”: Mr. Duell wrote. She has never publicly commented regarding this alleged proposal the paper noted. V/R, RCP